Jorge Olmos-Trigo

Universidad de la Laguna

Solving Maxwell’s Equations Using Polarimetry Alone

Maxwell’s equations are solved when the amplitude and phase of the electromagnetic field are determined at all points in space. Generally, the Stokes parameters can only capture the amplitude and polarization state of the electromagnetic field in the radiation (far) zone. Therefore, the measurement of the Stokes parameters is, in general, insufficient to solve Maxwell’s equations. In this talk, I present a procedure to solve Maxwell’s equations for a set of objects widely used in Nanophotonics using the Stokes parameters alone. Our method for solving Maxwell’s equations endows the Stokes parameters an even more fundamental role in the electromagnetic scattering theory.

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